Online colleges have increased in popularity over the years, with over 4 million students enrolled in 2010. But have you ever wondered which states have the most interest in online college?
According to Google Trends, here are the top 10 states interested in online college:
Two factors affecting online college enrollment
Lower-Than-Average Personal Income
Availability of jobs
States with lower-than-average per-capita incomes tend to have fewer available jobs. A college degree can often lift a person to a better paying job, and online education allows the flexibility to take classes even when a person has a full time job and a family.See the below infographic for information about the State of Jobs by State: